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01/29/2021
If you want to be ready for any accident, mishap, or emergency that may occur while you're in your vehicle, you should keep a few items in it. Learn what items to keep in your vehicle through this post by Les Berkenpas in Byron Center.

Life is a mystery. No matter how much you try to control things and the circumstances around you, you never know what could happen. For that reason, your best bet is to be prepared to handle whatever situation that could get thrown your way. For example, when you're in your vehicle, and somebody gets injured, an accident happens, your vehicle malfunctions, or there's another unforeseen circumstance, having the right tools with you can help you remain safe. To get a better idea of what items you should have in your vehicle to that end, continue reading the post below.

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Items You Should Definitely Have in Your Vehicle

The Right Mechanical Tools and Equipment

It's not uncommon for vehicles to malfunction on the road. The engine may overheat, the battery may die, a tire may deflate, among many other possibilities. Being stranded on the side of the road because of one of those issues is annoying, dangerous, and stressful. Having the right mechanical tools and equipment can help you handle those situations effectively so that you can be on your way as soon as possible. A few ideas on what tools and equipment to have:
  • a spare tire
  • a tire jack
  • a tire iron
  • a bottle of coolant
  • reflective triangles
  • a new gas can
  • jumper cables
  • a siphon pump
Just make sure that these tools are in good condition and that you know how to use them.

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A Fully-Stocked Emergency Kit

Malfunctioning vehicles aren't the only thing you have to worry about when you're out on the road. You or one of your passengers could get injured (even when trying to fix one of those malfunctions), you could get stuck in your vehicle, or there may be another emergency, for which an emergency kit would be a real lifesaver. Your emergency kit should have:
  • basic medical equipment (with enough band-aids, cotton, gauze, alcohol, thermometers, etc.).
  • medicine (antiseptics, antihistamines, antibiotics, paracetamol, prescription medicine if you need it, etc.)
  • a fire extinguisher
  • a charged cell phone (with an extra battery and charger)
  • enough bottled water and non-perishable foods
  • blankets
Once again, these should be fully stocked, in good condition, and you should know how to employ them correctly so that they can be useful in an emergency.

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Important Information, Documents, and Contacts

Some of the unforeseen circumstances that could take place in your vehicle may need certain information and documents (for example, if you're in a light accident, you may need insurance papers and your agent's contact information). Just make sure that those papers are updated and handy in case they are needed. For example, you may need the following:
  • your updated license
  • the vehicle's updated registration
  • the vehicle's owner's manual
  • the vehicle's insurance papers
  • your insurance agent's contact information
  • the authorities' contact information (police, firefighters, etc.)
  • your mechanic's contact information
  • the contact information of close friends and family

Make sure you take good care of your vehicle. Call Les Berkenpas at (616) 723-1835 or visit AMSOIL's online shop to find and order the best products for its maintenance.

Random Items

Finally, there are a few random items that you should keep in your vehicle. They don't have a specific category, but they can be incredibly useful if you're in an emergency. Keep in mind, however, that this doesn't mean that you should have a full vehicle filled with random things like junkyard. Just a few key helpful items here  and there is fine. For ideas of what random items you should have:
  • emergency cash
  • hand sanitizer
  • a few extra facemasks
  • disinfectant wipes and/or spray
  • tissues
  • an umbrella
  • a lighter
  • scissors
  • a flashlight
  • batteries
  • a change of clothes

Care for your vehicle, so it won't break down on you. Call Les Berkenpas at (616) 723-1835 or visit AMSOIL's online shop to place an order on the most effective products for its maintenance, such as the top-performing synthetic oil in Byron Center.

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